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post #1 of 7 Old 07-13-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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I picked up my 2011 KLR on Friday and today I had my first close encounter with being clipped by a BMW changing lanes and hitting me on the highway. She waved to say sorry. (Or kiss my A$#)
I have worked 3 out of the 4 days that I owned it but managed to put on 200+ miles on her. I love this bike!
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-13-2011, 10:01 AM
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Glad to hear it was just a scare. Ride like you're invisible.



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post #4 of 7 Old 07-13-2011, 02:23 PM
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I hate that stuff…. I was riding the other and I saw a car backing down a drive way…. I almost came to a stop anticipation of them backing in front of me. They did not but boy I still had chills
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I picked up my 2011 KLR on Friday and today I had my first close encounter with being clipped by a BMW changing lanes and hitting me on the highway. She waved to say sorry. (Or kiss my A$#)
I have worked 3 out of the 4 days that I owned it but managed to put on 200+ miles on her. I love this bike!

Looking back on your close call what could you have done to prevent this? Were you in her blindspot? Not anticipating a car pulling into an open space ahead of you? Didn't leave yourself an escape route? What?

Analyze the incident this should be a learning experience for you.

ls this your first bike? Have you had rider training like a MSF Basic Rider Course? have you read David Hough's book


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No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-14-2011, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Those are the questions I have been going over in my mind. Thank you for the heads up.
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I picked up my 2011 KLR on Friday and today I had my first close encounter with being clipped by a BMW changing lanes and hitting me on the highway. She waved to say sorry. (Or kiss my A$#)
I have worked 3 out of the 4 days that I owned it but managed to put on 200+ miles on her. I love this bike!
Congrats on the bike!

Above all, stay out of the blind spots.
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